National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

4.9
National WWI Museum and Memorial explores the Great War in detail, from its origins to its legacy. Enter the modern facility across a glass bridge above a field of 9,000 red poppies. Each flower represents 1,000 World War I combatant deaths. Inside the museum, you can watch short documentaries about the war, study period artifacts, interact with multimedia displays, and explore replicas of trenches. The on-site cafe is decorated with World War I-themed furnishings and plays music of the era. A trip up the Liberty Memorial Tower is included in the ticket price. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kansas City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National WWI Museum and Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The museum offers an incredible history tour, and the tower offers a great view of Kansas City. Do one or both! Great for all ages.  more »
  • This museum was an outstanding tribute the first world war. They had lots of memorabilia, interesting facts and actual quotes from those who served.  more »
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  • I went to this museum a few years back and forgot to review, but it really is tremendous and moving. Does a great job with not only covering the timeline of events and number of dead, but also dives deep into why WWI happened. Take the time to visit, honor the fallen, and have a tough conversation with yourself about nationalism. The museum is located in this lovely park like setting. Seemed very family friendly and safe. Great community atmosphere!
  • What a great experience! Forgot so much about the "Great War" & the causes of it. The information is provided in a variety of mediums & from many different angles. The artifacts are amazing & diverse. I particularly enjoyed the models & descriptions of the different styles of trench warfare. My wife enjoyed the private studios to listen to music of the time. The multimedia presentations provided information & clarification to the experience. The staff was friendly and informative & always willing to help. The exterior architecture was beautiful yet humbling & added to the somewhat somber experience. Get the tickets to the tower, it's worth it. The old elevator is awesome & the view is spectacular. There are e lot of stairs, just a heads up. If you're going to the WWI museum, you'll be right next to Union Station & The Crown Center. Check those out as well.

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